Great Falls, MT - Motorcyclist Hospitalized in Collision at 10th & 23rd St S

Great Falls, MT (July 4, 2024) – A crash happened at about 4:50 p.m. on Monday and involved two vehicles, including a westbound SUV and an eastbound motorcycle, per local authorities.

The SUV was stopped at the intersection of 10th Avenue South and 23rd Street, preparing to turn left onto 23rd Street South. The SUV driver was waiting for traffic to clear to make the left turn and turned in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the SUV, and the rider was thrown from the vehicle.

The motorcyclist was taken from the scene by ambulance to Benefis Hospital. According to the GFPD, he remains in the intensive care unit at Benefis as of Wednesday. The SUV driver was cited for a right-of-way violation (failing to yield to traffic while making a left turn). However, the incident remains under investigation, and no additional information has been disclosed.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victim and his loved ones at this time.

Motorcycle Collisions in Montana

Each year, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists are killed in collisions, with more than 80% of all motorcycle crashes resulting in an injury or fatality to one of the persons involved. Unsurprisingly, these incidents are much more serious than typical vehicle collisions because there is minimal protection for motorcycle riders from severe, often fatal, injuries that are caused by the inattentive drivers of much larger vehicles or trucks. Considering the lack of airbags and seatbelts to support motorcyclists in the event of an accident, it’s unfortunately common to see victims sustain life-threatening injuries or fatal wounds as a result.

Here at Holloway & Hulling, our exceptional ability to advocate for your best interests directly results from our comprehensive understanding of Montana’s laws, the unique challenges of local regulations, and the specific workings of the local court system. We recognize that each vehicle collision involves its own unique set of complications. Thus, our knowledge is indispensable when you and your family negotiate with insurance companies, navigate the intricacies of Montana’s comparative negligence laws, or calculate the fair value of your claim in light of medical expenses and lost wages.

Throughout every step of your claim, our team is dedicated to delivering a legal strategy customized to your unique needs. If a motorcycle accident has occurred through no fault of your own or resulted in the death of your loved one, please contact our personal injury attorneys right away. Get in touch with our Great Falls car accident lawyers right away at (406) 880-7424 to learn more about how we can help you and your family today.

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